GIA adds web features to retailer support program
The Gemological Institute of America has recently added a number of features to its Retailer Support Program, including the ability to embed videos as well as graphics and images to websites, such as GIA’s Gem Encyclopedia.
Jewelry ranks as top luxury item among wealthy
Jewelry is the most widely collected luxury item in the world among the wealthy, although in North America it ranks third behind art and watches, according to The Wealth Report 2014.
Go east: Your future in jewelry could be in China
The Chinese jewelry market has become, and will remain so for generations, one of the most important on the globe. Columnist Jan Brassem provides a "Freshman 101" study guide for those who are considering expanding into this growing luxury market.
Refiner debuts its ‘most significant’ furnace yet
Metallix Refinery Inc., a precious metals refiner with offices in Shrewsbury, N.J. and its facility in Greenville, announced recently that it has a new furnace that minimizes precious metal losses by creating a turbulence-free environment during the refining process.
A lesson on remaining vigilant, even when it’s busy
On a busy afternoon in his store, one Illinois retailer strayed from the normal procedures used when buying diamonds over the counter and ended up with moissanite. He cautions other retailers to take their time when buying merchandise off the street and inspect the metal and stones carefully.
Five retailers on redefining the customer experience
Offering shoppers a unique experience and one-of-a-kind jewelry were among the pieces of advice offered during one panel discussion at the WJA’s In the Know conference, held Wednesday afternoon in New York.
WJA recognizes its ‘Shining Stars’ for 2014
Following its all-day conference on Wednesday, the Women’s Jewelry Association moved to the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower in Manhattan for the evening and recognized its 10 “Shining Stars” for the year.